Chicago, IL, January 20, 2011 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed CareTech Solutions’ Data Center Hosting Services. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of AHA, awards the AHA endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. Following an extensive evaluation selection process of hosting service providers, CareTech’s Data Center Hosting Services was selected for the endorsement.
More and more, hospitals and health care organizations opt for an off-site data center, not only to upgrade the processing facilities that run critical systems but to make better use of capital that would have otherwise be required to invest in the hospital’s data center. CareTech’s SAS 70 Type 2 Tier III Plus data center facilities and LEED gold certified green facility is specifically designed to meet health care’s information management needs. CareTech’s services are designed and managed to provide high-availability and secured services for health care clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. CareTech understands the critical nature of the hospital’s clinical systems and business objectives and is an information technology and web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. Hospitals, with solid understanding of today’s operational challenges of health care facilities.
“Hospitals and other medical facilities need a robust and scalable data center infrastructure to handle the influx of health IT implementations,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “CareTech Solutions’ data center hosting for health care helps hospitals leverage needed power, cooling, space, and the expertise it takes to manage critical clinical systems.”
“Data centers are the vital backbone to any clinical IT operation, and any hospital that is investing in EHR applications must also plan for the proper IT infrastructure to be sure patient data is safely housed in a highly-available, secure environment,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. “Through AHA Solutions’ rigorous selection process, CareTech and its SAS 70 Type 2 Tier III Plus accredited data center facilities and our LEED gold certified green facility were ultimately chosen as the best data center hosting solution for health care.”
The American Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals and health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As an American Hospital Association (AHA) member service, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to conduct product due diligence and identify solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions provides related marketplace analytics and education to support product decision-making. As a subsidiary of the AHA, the organization convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing centered on timely information and research. AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA mission: creating healthier communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at (800) 242-4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.
About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions, an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information management services across the entire patient data lifecycle earning it the 2008 and 2009 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive) as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.
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AHA Contact Information:
Matthew Fenwick, Senior Associate Director Media Relations
CareTech Solutions Contact Information:
Anne Santori, APR, Manager, Public Relations